Lufthansa Cargo is to significantly expand the Cool Center at its home hub in Frankfurt: “After five years of success, we want more. That is why we intend to further upgrade and significantly expand our Cool Center in the coming year”, said Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech, Lufthansa Cargo Board Member Product & Sales.
The Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center was completed in December 2011 after just six months of construction. It now covers 4,500 square metres and boasts four cold-storage rooms kept at different temperatures (2 to 8 °C, 15 to 25 °C, -12 to -20 °C and 5 to 15 °C) as well as a deep-freeze room and direct access to the apron. This means it is already Europe’s largest airline hub for temperature-sensitive cargo.
It should cover 8,000 square metres from late summer 2017. Construction work on the 3,500-square-metre expansion is due to begin in February 2017. Besides the expansion, all of the Cool Center infrastructure will also be upgraded. “The expansion is driven by continuous growth in temperature-sensitive cargo. We are pleased that our customers are benefiting from our comprehensive experience. We want to be their first choice in the future as well”, said von Hoensbroech.
Airline association IATA recently awarded Lufthansa Cargo and the Cool Center the CEIV seal for pharmaceutical transports. Lufthansa Cargo is continually improving its service, taking into account the special requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and all EU GDP guidelines (Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use). Since summer 2016, Lufthansa Cargo has also been offering its customers maximum transparency with its “Cool Control Tower” monitoring solutions for temperature-sensitive goods.